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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #75 on: January 10, 2023, 08:36:49 AM »
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An El Camino?!  (Trying SO hard to look like a sports car!)
My Top Gear watching is finally going to come in handy! It's a Holden Maloo. https://www.hsv.com.au/see/maloor8lsa/ It's essentially a Corvette drivetrain in a pick up/ El Camino body.
The fabric of reality has begun to fray.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #76 on: January 10, 2023, 09:13:35 AM »
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Enough already of the crappy Found On Road Dead.
Here's what real men drive  :D :D :D


Real men don't live on paved roads, that looks like it would get stuck in my fields...  :D

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #77 on: January 10, 2023, 11:29:53 AM »
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The result of a night of binge drinking by a Ferrari and then hooking up with a El Camino for a one night stand...
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2023, 02:56:46 PM »
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Enough already of the crappy Found On Road Dead.
Here's what real men drive  :D :D :D



That's a nice looking Holden ute Al.  I'm a huge Holden fan, so sad GM retired the brand.  Even the US Air Force used Holdens to assist landing the U-2 spy planes.  Sold as a GTO, but 100% Holden.

Cheers
Steve


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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2023, 03:16:55 PM »
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Here's NKP business car #2, assembled (I showed the raw decal job earlier).
An "undecorated" (green) MT modernized business car, K4s decals, Tamiya semi-gloss clearcoat.



(picture is a little dark)
George
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I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2023, 03:52:15 PM »
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That's a nice looking Holden ute Al.  I'm a huge Holden fan, so sad GM retired the brand.  Even the US Air Force used Holdens to assist landing the U-2 spy planes.  Sold as a GTO, but 100% Holden.

Cheers
Steve



My friend Ben has a Pontiac G8 GT. We're both in the "awesome dead end GM car club" together.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2023, 05:36:36 PM »
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And now as the LAST Word! On this subject. :P


:o Sorry, I Didn't mean to "Stir the Pot" with my first post :P

Just was happy to find a replacement for my 3rd Gen Ranger. (And also REALLY, Really, REALLY Happy to find this one, period).

Ed Kapuscinski = "I saw that they were trouncing the Ranger in sales too. Good for them!"
Actually, FORD is throttling down Ranger Production. Bronco is made on the same line and is selling just as much as the MAV''s. So, there need to be more, BRONC's. (make hay when the sun shines)..

C855B = "The new Ranger is too big. May as well spring for an F150. Can't figure out why they ceded the compact pickup market in the first place.  :|"
I was told, there was a market decline in sales for the "Little Guys"...(2011).

We NOW, Return to our Regular programming :P.

Jerry G.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2023, 05:41:17 PM »
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Dont worry about that .. the truck discussion was as interesting as the fotomat part :)

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2023, 07:13:53 PM »
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Dont worry about that .. the truck discussion was as interesting as the fotomat part :)

Or "Guess the car make" in the Fotomat thread.  :D
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #84 on: January 12, 2023, 11:17:44 AM »
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...an El Camino on a Corvette chassis?!! Now I want one...except I couldn't ever drive it just because of the name (sigh).

I guess I'll just have to keep dreaming about getting a 2011-2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe (also a Corvette with Cadillac clothing)
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #85 on: January 12, 2023, 01:13:37 PM »
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Building roof exhaust for ARR HEP Units. Experimenting with different materials.  Models look like repainted KATO E9s without the roof exhusts.
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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #86 on: January 13, 2023, 02:00:49 PM »
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That's a nice looking Holden ute Al.  I'm a huge Holden fan, so sad GM retired the brand.  Even the US Air Force used Holdens to assist landing the U-2 spy planes.  Sold as a GTO, but 100% Holden.

Cheers
Steve

Thread drift interesting video on the Australian Auto Industry.

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Re: Weekend Update 1/8/23
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2023, 01:58:41 PM »
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Good progress Bryan and Scott!

My first equipment project for 2023 is an MLW M-420B.  This kit was issued by Briggs Models originally with cast resin parts and an etched fret.  The kit has now been re-issued as a 3D printed kit with an expanded etched fret including handrails:




I began by de-spruing and cleaning up the printed parts:




The pilot assemblies are designed to accept Micro-Trains #1015 couplers, which fit beautifully:




Here is the body shell with pilots added sitting on the Atlas B36-7 chassis:




The chassis will require milling for the fuel tank and frame rails, and conversion to wire pick-ups.

Tim

Tim, I’m near the finish line on four of the resin M420/b. I attempted to grind the chassis for fuel tanks on two units but managed to destroy them both. My experience was that with the material ground away, there isn’t much left to hold it together down at the bottom where the motor cradle inserts, and this is the failure point. I’ve since acquired replacement frame parts and had pretty much resigned to using unmodified frames and painting the exposed parts black.

I’m curious what your plans are?  Have you successfully made the modification? If so how did you do it and did you add any kind of support?

Thanks.

Craig